When I was living in NE Victoria, 2013, I had an idea to set up a weekend fair. I was determined for it not to be a psychic show, I just wanted to raise awareness of the many wonderful businesses that a lot of people just did not know about. I was told by a few locals that this would not work or would not be successful. Well, that was like a red rag to a bull for me.
I set about contacting businesses, booking a hall etc and the thing grew and grew. There were 50+ stalls, workshops and stage performances for 2 days. Then I was made aware that it was courtesy to ask an Aboriginal Elder to open the event and do “Welcome to Country”. I called her and we agreed to meet.
It was amazing, when I arrived, we were dressed in identical colours. There were so many co-incidences. Her maiden name the same as mine AND she told me 3 months prior to our meeting that Spirit had told her that there would be a “barbie doll” who would walk up her path and there was me standing there dressed in pink with blonde curly hair!
We sat and had a cuppa and I listened as she shared some of her story. I must have gone into a trance-like state as I didn’t feel “present”. I suddenly felt my legs swinging, I was sitting on a tree stump about the age of 5 and was listening to my “mother”.
I remember coming out of the trance-like state, and very excitedly telling her “you were my mother”. And she just said “Well of course I was”.
She asked me where they (her people) had come from, and I told her I didn’t know. She hounded me for the next few days, asking repeatedly “where did my people come from” and it just would not come to me.
Then a few days later I called her, I told her I was standing in front of my map of Australia. I said “I am looking at Uluru, going to the right and down a bit” and named the town. She was excited to tell me that was where her people had come from!!
Coincidence or a past life connection?
I knew that Australia was important to me in more ways than I was consciously aware of, it was just that underlying feeling. When I had first come here for my 40th birthday, I felt as if I had come home, and didn’t understand why. After having this experience, I knew that Australia had been “home” in another lifetime and I was meant to come back.